We are God’s children. He is our Father. Do we give our children everything they want, just because they want it? We might want to, but we can’t. My sons want certain things that I won’t give them. I know what will happen if I do.
They don’t necessarily understand, because they can’t see the big picture the way I can. So sometimes they get mad at me! They don’t know I’m protecting them from a bad outcome.
The difference is that they don’t doubt me. They know I’m their dad because they can see me. It’s a little different with God. Believers are children who believe in something that we can’t physically see. That makes us a little more vulnerable to doubt. It would be nice, we think, if we could just see God. That would clarify things!
But you know what? We can see God. All we have to do is look around. Spend some time contemplating nature. Look at what’s around us, and you’ll be astounded. Look at the rock formations in Moab, or look at the Grand Canyon. Look at the clouds in the sky. Look at the moon and the evening star. The variety of amazing things that we can see is astonishing!
Do you want to see the sweet sovereignty of God? Look at your chest moving in and out. There’s something allowing you to breathe. There’s something that allows your brain to tell your lungs to suck in air and breathe out carbon dioxide. Our bodies work in such complex ways. Our brains! We still can’t figure out how the brain works.
Just look at how a leaf is formed. Think of everything that must occur in order for a leaf to grow and develop. Look at what a leaf does. It purifies the air! How amazing is that?
Science will show you that creation is very complex. There had to be a Creator. Look at how fish work. Look at how animals work. There had to be someone that developed this complex scenario and set it in motion.
There are so many things that can release doubt if we actually start thinking about them in a certain way. Look at the very nature of the Earth and know that there is a God.
Then look at us. Look at how human beings relate to each other. Look at how complex we are, and how our souls connect and disconnect.
More than anything, look into the faces of those who love you. What will you see? Nothing less than the very image of God!
See you Friday.